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by Kucetekela Foundation
Tertiary Application Fees
Tertiary Application Fees
Tertiary Application Fees
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Project Report | Aug 18, 2023
Journey to Change the World

By Susan Kamono | Project Officer

My family which comprises my mother and five other family members (some siblings, some half siblings, and a cousin) lives in a rented house in Kamanga compound. My parents divorced in 2006, when I was four years old. My father passed away when I was in Grade 8. My mother then assumed the role of breadwinner for the family with her meagre resources from her job as a cleaner at Kamanga Primary School.

I did my primary school at Kamanga Primary School. A government school that is located in the heart of a compound called Kamanga. In my seventh grade, an opportunity to apply for the Kucetekela Foundation (KF) Scholarship came and I was selected as a recipient of the scholarship. This was a life changing moment for me.

Under the sponsorship of the organisation, I went to Pestalozzi Education Centre. While there, I joined clubs like Drama, Press, Debate just to mention a few where I played active leadership roles such as President, Chief Editor and Secretary respectively. These roles helped me know myself better as a person and as leader. As a result, I found myself having the opportunity to represent my school at events like the International Children’s Day of Broadcasting at a local radio station and television stations. I was also selected as the school Head Girl in 2019.  

Under this scholarship, I had the opportunity to experience capacity building projects such as the HIV awareness workshops organized, work experience, one on one mentorship and community service etc. These were all activities organized by KF that were meant to help me become more self-aware with a more defined and clear vision of who I wanted to be in the future.

With the help of KF under the Gap Year program, I was assisted with essay writing skills, problem solving skills, interview skills and leadership skills among others in a bid to prepare me for life in University. I was diligently assisted to make scholarship applications. I was provided with a laptop, a phone, data and transport to ensure that my application process was seamless. I even had the rare privilege of interning at a local bookshop where I was a sales officer and cashier. This experience gave me insight into the world of work. When the opportunity to apply for the Moroccan Government Scholarship came, I applied and was among the privileged few to be granted the scholarship. I am currently at Hassan the First University in Morocco where I am pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce and Management. My journey to changing the world has only just begun. 

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Kucetekela Foundation

Location: New York, NY - USA
Website:
Kucetekela Foundation
Mina Shah
Project Leader:
Mina Shah
Lusaka , Lusaka Zambia

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